RTU Saver

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Keep your business comfortable for less

Rooftop HVAC unit? Get a FREE
thermostat and checkup

For many small and medium-sized businesses, space heating and cooling is more than 50% of energy use. With Toronto Hydro's RTUsaver program, eligible rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units can receive a FREE smart thermostat and checkup to help save energy, control costs and maintain comfort more efficiently.

Enjoy year-round energy savings with your FREE Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostat

Access it remotely

The Wi-Fi enabled thermostat makes it easy to control your comfort from your smart phone or online.

Smart scheduling

Set your thermostat to reflect when your facility is in use to minimize wasted electricity during unoccupied times.

Control access

Smart thermostats are password-enabled, so only you have complete control over your heating and cooling.

Get valuable insights

See trends and reports to get a big-picture overview of when you spend the most.

Which thermostat(s)* will I receive?

All models come with free installation and programming by a qualified contractor.

If you have one or two eligible RTUs

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Typically you'll receive an ecobee3 lite thermostat. Approximate value $350 each.

If you have three or more eligible RTUs

ecobee SI thermostat product shot

Typically you'll receive ecobee EMS Si thermostats. Approximate value $500 each.

If you've been pre-approved for Demand Control Ventilation or Economizer Retrofit measures

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You'll receive a Schneider Electric SE 8600 thermostat(s). Approximate value $850 each.

*Subject to change without notice.

How does RTUsaver work?

We'll install a FREE Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostat

A qualified contractor will check your unit to make sure we can install the free thermostat. Includes a three-year warranty!

We'll also help you program your thermostat

We'll create setback schedules for your thermostat so you're comfortable when you're there and saving energy when you're not. We'll even provide you with an energy-efficiency report that identifies more saving opportunities.

Help to save on heating and cooling costs

You can save on average 21% annually with a smart thermostat. Proper maintenance is key to keeping your rooftop HVAC unit running efficiently. When you sign up for RTUsaver, we'll recommend the best ways to optimize your system.

Get your FREE smart thermostat!
Call us at 416-542-3388

Find out if you qualify

Does your business qualify?

  • You have a Toronto Hydro business account
  • You have at least one rooftop unit:
    • Four tons or greater, or
    • Serving at least a 1,500 square foot area
    • In working order
See if you qualify

Businesses typically include:

  • Restaurants
  • Small offices
  • Grocery stores
  • Retail stores
  • Big box stores

You may also qualify for these small business rebates:

Small Business Lighting

Get up to $2,000 in lighting rebates

Incudes free lighting assessment and installation by a qualified electrician.

Take a short quiz and see if you qualify

Rate maximized based on kWh saved

Business Refrigeration Incentive

Get up to $2,500 in refrigeration rebates

Includes a free on-site refrigeration energy audit and up to $2,500 towards your upgrades.

Learn more about the program

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